cougar


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cou·gar

 (ko͞o′gər)
n.
1. A large powerful wild cat (Puma concolor syn. Felis concolor) chiefly of mountainous regions of the Americas, having an unmarked tawny body and a long tail. Also called catamount, mountain cat, mountain lion, panther, puma; Also called regionally painter.
2. Slang A woman, especially one over 30, who romantically pursues or attracts younger men.

[French couguar, alteration (influenced by jaguar, jaguar) of Portuguese çuçuarana, from Tupí suasuarana : suasú, deer + rana, like (from its color).]

cougar

(ˈkuːɡə)
n
1. (Animals) another name for puma
2. (Sociology) slang US and Canadian a woman in her 30s or 40s who actively pursues casual sexual relationships with young men
[C18: from French couguar, from Portuguese cuguardo, from Tupi suasuarana, literally: deerlike, from suasú deer + rana similar to]

cou•gar

(ˈku gər)

n., pl. -gars, (esp. collectively) -gar.
a large, tawny cat, Felis concolor, of North and South America. Also called mountain lion , panther, puma.
[1765–75; < French couguar (Buffon) < New Latin cuguacuara, appar. a misrepresentation of Guarani guaçuara]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cougar - large American feline resembling a lioncougar - large American feline resembling a lion
Felis, genus Felis - type genus of the Felidae: true cats and most wildcats
wildcat - any small or medium-sized cat resembling the domestic cat and living in the wild
Translations
كوْجَر، حيوان البوما
puma
puma
kotkapuuma
puma
púma, fjallaljón
puma
puma
bergleeuw
puma

cougar

[ˈkuːgəʳ] Npuma m

cougar

[ˈkuːgər] n (mainly US) (= mountain lion, puma) → couguar m, cougouar m, puma m

cougar

nPuma m, → Kuguar m

cougar

[ˈkuːgəʳ] ncoguaro

cougar

(ˈkuːgə) noun
(especially American) a puma.
References in classic literature ?
There were really no tigers in Honduras, the jaguar being called a tiger by the natives, while the cougar is called a lion.
A quiver made of the cougar skin, from which the tail of the animal depended, as a characteristic ornament, was slung at his back, and a shield of hides, quaintly emblazoned with another of his warlike deeds, was suspended from his neck by a thong of sinews.
The country seemed so quiet, so deserted, that the doctor resolved to pass the night on the ground, and Joe arranged a circle of watch-fires as an indispensable barrier against wild animals, for the hyenas, cougars, and jackals, attracted by the smell of the dead elephant, were prowling about in the neighborhood.
The newly sighted cougar may be the offspring of the mother cougar and sibling to the young male cat, both killed in March, according to officials who had been looking for a third cougar in the spring but were unable to trap the animal.
To capture a cougar and tag it, Quigley and his colleagues sometimes use dogs to track the big cat in the forest.
In cooperative negotiations between The Cougar Fund, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to cougar conservation, and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Wildlife Division Chief under Director Terry Cleveland, Jay Lawson confirmed Monday that permits to release the kittens to representative Michelle Schireman of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association are under way.
Murgo said the Cougar HEV has an armored capsule designed to protect personnel, the engine, and transmission from both ballistic and mine-blast threats.
For fourteen years, they have studied the habits of the cougar and the impact of humans on the cat's habitat.
Mountain-lion numbers have increased across the West," agrees cougar expert Kenney Logan.
Even Native Americans, who had lived in the wilderness all their lives, were cautious when a cougar was nearby.
The incident resulted in the deaths of livestock and the destruction of a cougar family: The mother and one of her young were trapped and killed by the ODFW.